By Jason Blake
Hockey occupies a widespread position within the Canadian cultural lexicon, as evidenced through the wealth of hockey-centred tales and novels released inside of Canada. during this fascinating new paintings, Jason Blake takes readers on a thematic trip via Canadian hockey literature, analyzing 5 universal topics - nationhood, the hockey dream, violence, nationwide identification, and relatives - as they seem in hockey fiction.
Blake examines the paintings of such authors as Mordecai Richler, David Adams Richards, Paul Quarrington, and Richard B. Wright, arguing examine of latest hockey fiction exposes a stricken dating with the nationwide game. instead of the storybook satisfied finishing universal in activities literature of prior generations, Blake unearths that contemporary fiction portrays hockey as an often-glorified game that during truth ends up in damaged lives and ironic outlooks. the 1st e-book to concentration solely on hockey in print, Canadian Hockey Literature is an obtainable paintings that demanding situations renowned perceptions of a much-beloved nationwide pastime.
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